Slocum Massacre Historical Marker Dedication

FIRST HISTORICAL MARKER OF ITS KIND IN TEXAS!

THCSlocum, Texas- On Saturday, January 16, 2016, a historical marker commemorating the Slocum Massacre and listing the names of its officially acknowledged victims will be unveiled in southeastern Anderson County. THIS WILL BE THE FIRST HISTORICAL MARKER IN TEXAS ACKNOWLEDGING RACIAL VIOLENCE Read More

Mount Vernon Is Where the Heart Is

One woman’s journey to save the third oldest African Methodist Episcopal Church in Texas.
By Breezy Lake-Wolfe

Palestine, Texas- Mount Vernon African Methodist Episcopal Church, located in Palestine, Texas, was organized as a church and school by freedmen in the early 1870s. The 142 year old church stands in the … Read More

African-American History Program

African-American History Program

Lightnin'NACOGDOCHES-  The C.L. Simon Recreation Center Gymnasium will be the site for this year’s African-American History Celebration on Tuesday, February 25th at 6:00 p.m. The event will feature a reenactment by community members of major events in African-American history. The program will also feature the Carpenter … Read More

Sam Lightnin’ Hopkins

Lightnin’- Bluesman Sam Lightnin’ Hopkins had ties to Houston County. A statue was erected in his memory across from Camp Street Café in Crockett. Locals say Hopkins played on the street and in establishments along Camp Street in his youth. Camp Street was in the center of the Black Business … Read More